Marrakech - According to the latest data from the World Bank on Morocco poverty, inequality and insecurity remain significant challenges. 6.3 million people, or one fifth of the total population, live just above the poverty line. The overall unemployment rate remains high at around 9%, the youth unemployment rate in urban areas stands at around 35%. Despite all the efforts, Morocco remains among the least active emerging economies.

Hanane Fakiri is a PhD candidate at the University of Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech.